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Bachelor in Jurisprudence

The Bachelor of Law in Jurisprudence program provides a comprehensive education in law to young students of Kazakhstan and other countries. Applying the best international practices, the program curriculum enables students to gain a strong basis of theoretical knowledge, to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and to practice in negotiations and advocacy.

Program objectives:
— — To educate well-trained, highly-effective lawyers and business people by developing the following professional competencies:
• Application of statutes and regulations, particularly in civil and business-related law;
• Drafting of legal documents, including statutes and regulations in both English and Russian languages;
• Communication and negotiation with lawyers from other legal systems;
• Representation of the clients in litigations and other legal actions.
— To provide a foundation for future legal scholars to pursue graduate studies in law, particularly, the development of the legal research skills.
— To foster students’ critical and analytical thinking and to expand their linguistic, technical, research and communication skills.
— To instill a sense of professional ethics that will allow them to resolve professional ethical dilemmas.

The curricula for this program differ by year of acceptance to KIMEP. Students can check Academic Catalogs here:
AY 2015-2016
AY 2014-2015
AY 2013-2014
AY 2012-2013
AY 2011-2012

Students of the Bachelor of Law in Jurisprudence program can choose optional specializations such as:

Tuition & Fees

Scholarship opportunities
There are many opportunities for merit-based scholarships for Kazakhstani and international students.
While studying at KIMEP University, students may also apply for part-time positions available on the University campus.
Contact the Office of Financial Aid, if you would like to apply for scholarship.

Andrey Kozik (1)

Andrey L. Kozik, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in International Law, DipPFM
Associate Professor, School of Law


Prof. Andrey L. Kozik specializes in the legal regulation of IT. He is a member of influential study and expert groups. He has over 50 publications on digital economy, fintech, autonomous weapons, cyber attacks, cyber espionage and security. His most recent book (co-authored with a group of international experts) – the Tallinn Manual 2.0 (CUP, 2017) is among the most cited. In 2017, as a researcher, he influenced the “Digital Russia Roadmap” (adopted by Russian Prime Minister), Belarus National Bank Fintech development strategy, Hi-Tech Park Presidential decree in Belarus.

Claudio Lombardi (4)

Claudio Lombardi, Ph. D.

Assistant Professor, School of Law


Claudio is an assistant professor at KIMEP University, School of Law and visiting fellow at the CELS centre, University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law. He specializes in competition law and policy, international trade law, innovation, and comparative contract law.

After obtaining his Doctorate in European and Comparative law at the University of Trento, with a thesis in competition law, and a master in International Commercial law at the Kings College, University of Aberdeen, he has worked for the University College London (UCL), the Max Planck Institute (Hamburg), the Trinity College Dublin, Faculty of Law, the Higher School of Economics, and the International University College of Turin. In the summer of 2018, he was Visiting Professor at the Trinity College Dublin, Faculty of Law.

He has been involved in several projects dealing with trade and competition law, advising and writing reports for European Institutions and governmental authorities – including the antitrust authorities of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and the Eurasian Economic Commission – and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

Claudio is also a qualified lawyer in Italy.


e-mail: clombardi@kimep.kz   

Federico Dalpane (1)

Federico Dalpane, Ph. D.

Assistant Professor, School of Law


Research and Publications:

“Animal Welfare in the Regulations of the Eurasian Economic Union and in the Legislation of Kazakhstan”, forthcoming.

“Взаимосвязь бытового насилия и жестокого обращения с животными [The link between animal abuse and domestic violence]”, in Вестник КазНУ. Серия юридическая [VestnikKazNU. Legal Series], No. 4 (72), 2014, p. 303-309.

“Animal Law in Kazakhstan: A Survey”, in Global Journal of Animal Law, 2013, No. 2.

Joseph Luke (2)

Joseph Luke, J.D.

Dean and Assistant Professor, School of Law


Research and Publications:

“Team-teaching of law and English at a Tertiary Level”, Alatoo Academic Studies2016 (1)

“Russia” in Sources of State Practice in International Law 2 Revised ed. Ralph Gaebler and Alison Shea, Eds.  (Leiden: MartinusNijhoff, 2014)


Maria Baideldinova, Ph. D.

Assistant Professor, School of Law


Research and Publications:

“Recent Developments in Animal Law in Kazakhstan”, forthcoming.

“К вопросу об имущественных отношениях супругов в казахстанском семейном праве: режимы собственности супругов”, Вестник КазНУ. Серия юридическая [VestnikKazNU. LegalSeries], August 2015

“Взаимосвязь бытового насилия и жестокого обращения с животными [Thelinkbetweenanimalabuseanddomesticviolence]”, in Вестник КазНУ. Серия юридическая [VestnikKazNU. Legal Series], No. 4 (72), 2014, p. 303-309.


Nicolas Zambrana-Tevar, Ph. D.

Assistant Professor, School of Law


Research and Publications:

“Can arbitration become the preferred grievance mechanism in conflicts related to business and human rights?” http://business-humanrights.org/sites/default/files/documents/Arbitration%20and%20HHRR.pdf (Working Paper published in Papeles. El Tiempo de los Derechos, Proyecto Consolider Ingenio 2010, Number 3, 2015).

“An Introduction to the Mechanism of Extraterritorial Jurisdiction to Prosecute Violations of Human Rights by Transnational Corporations” http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2537665 (Kazakh National Pedagogical University after Abai, Series of “Sociological and Political Sciences N?1 (49), 2015).

Sergey Sayapin (1)

Sergey Sayapin, Dr. iur.

Assistant Professor in International and Criminal Law, Director of the LLB in International Law Programme, School of Law


Dr. Sayapin teaches and researches in the areas of international and criminal law, and is among Central Asia’s leading experts on international conflict and security law. He regularly advises the ICRC, UNODC and Central Asian States’ authorities on international law issues, and appears in national and international mass media. Dr. Sayapin is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Central Asian Yearbook of International and Comparative Law.

Zhanat Alimanov (1)

Zhanat Alimanov

LL.M., Assistant Professor


Phone: 237-47-57 ext. 2732
E-mail: alimanov@kimep.kz
Office 123 / New Academic building


Master of Laws (LL.M.), 1999-2000
Honors: KZ Presidential Scholarship Bolashak

Diploma in Jurisprudence, 1994-1998
Graduated with high honors


Zhanat Alimanov has occupied throughout his career several management and director’s positions. These include Executive Director at Sapienti Group, Head of the Executive Board at the Kazakhstan Association of Independent Directors, and member of the Board of Directors at the Kazakhstan National Company “SPK “Saryarka.” He is admitted to practice in the state of New York, USA (New York Bar).

KIMEP UNIVERSITY, Almaty, Kazakhstan 2008 – Present
Assistant Professor
Courses: Company Law, Legal Aspects of Corporate Governance in Kazakhstan, Business Law, and Civil Law.

Director of KIMEP Legal Clinic (2012-present)
Supervision of students’ consulting work in corporate and civil law areas.  Overall direction of the operation of KIMEP Legal Clinic.

KMGC Consulting, Almaty, Kazakhstan 2007-2008
Junior Partner, Corporate Law and Corporate Governance
Consulted on corporate law and corporate governance issues.  Held overall responsibility over Almaty office.

SAPIENTI Consulting, Almaty, Kazakhstan 2004-2007
Partner, Corporate and Commercial Law
Legal consulting and trainings (corporate and commercial law).  E.g., instructed officers of EP KazMunaiGas (listed in London Stock Exchange) on responsibilities and liabilities of officers of public companies under Kazakh law (eight two-day sessions). Overall management.

JSC PHARMACIA, Almaty, Kazakhstan 2000-2004
Head of Law Department, Corporate and Commercial Law
Advised on all aspects of corporate and commercial law.

Courses taught at KIMEP:

  • Law in Kazakhstan
  • Comparative Law
  • Civil Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Business Law

Research interests:

  • Corporate Governance

Selected publications:

“Analyses of Corporate Governance in Kazakhstan.  Challenges & Recommendations. (Part 1.  Kazakhstan Railways.),” The Yurist (peer reviewed journal), Almaty, Kazakhstan.  September, 2013

“Analyses of Corporate Governance in Kazakhstan.” The Business & Vlast, Almaty, Kazakhstan.  March, 2013

Contact information:
Phone: 237-47-57 ext. 2732
E-mail: alimanov@kimep.kz
Office 123 / New Academic building

Zhenis Kembaev (2)

Zhenis Kembayev, Ph.D.

Professor, School of Law


‘Recent Constitutional Reforms in Kazakhstan: A Move Towards Democratic Transition?’ (2017) Review of Central and East European Law.

‘Implementing the Silk Road Economic Belt: From the Shanghai Cooperation Organization to the Silk Road Union?’ (2017) Asia Europe Journal.

‘The Court of the Eurasian Economic Union: An Adequate Body for Facilitating the
Eurasian Integration?’ (2016) Review of Central and East European Law.

‘Partnership between the European Union and the Republic of Kazakhstan: Problems and Perspectives’ (2016) European Foreign Affairs Review.

Alina Davar 2

Alina Davar

Master of Law (LL.M) in International Business Law, KIMEP University, 2013, Diploma with honor (KIMEP Merit-Based Scholarship Awardee)



Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSS) in International Relations with minor in Law, Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research, 2010

Master of Law (LL.M) in International Business Law, KIMEP University, 2013, Diploma with honor (KIMEP Merit-Based Scholarship Awardee)


Alina Davar took an internship in the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan (The Senate Apparatus) in the Department of International Communication and International Cooperation  in  Astana. Alina worked as a research assistant at KIMEP University’s School of Law,  was a committee member on  selecting the KIMEP students for the Internship  in the Parliament,  a member of the KIMEP team on “Legal Clinic” creation and also a regular participant and the winner of the Kazakhstan’s UN Model. 

Currently Alina Davar is a Lecturer in School of Law, KIMEP University.  

Сourses taught at KIMEP:

  • Criminal Law
  • Business Law

Research interests:  

  • Criminal Law
  • Business Law

Contact information:

Phone: 237-47-57 ext. 2730
E-mail: a.davar@kimep.kz
Office 121 / New Academic building                                                                       


Gulnara Issakanova

Gulnara Isakanova

Образование: Высшее.  Юридический факультет Карагандинского Государственного Университета, 1972-1977 годы. Биография:…



Высшее.  Юридический факультет Карагандинского Государственного Университета, 1972-1977 годы.


Ранее работала в разных отраслях юриспруденции: юрисконсультом, нотариусом, заместителем начальника управления юстиции Алматинской области.

Судья в отставке. Более 20 лет проработала в судебной системе г. Алматы: Ауэзовский, Алмалинский районные суды,  городской суд г. Алматы – в апелляционной судебной коллегии по гражданским и административным делам и кассационной судебной коллегии. По итогам 2010 года признана лучшей судьей г. Алматы.

Специализация: рассмотрение гражданских и уголовных  дел.

Работа в КИМЭП:

Руководитель производственной практики Юридический клиники.

Контактная информация:

Тел.: 237-47-57 внут.2750

E-mail  gulkazh@mail.ru

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Gulzhan Altynbayeva

EDUCATION: 1992-1993      University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; LLM 1980-1984      Sverdlovsk…



1992-1993      University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; LLM
1980-1984      Sverdlovsk Law Institute; Diploma in Law
1977-1980      Chelyabinsk College of Law; Diploma


2014- current  JSC “KazTransCom”, Member of the Board of Directors;
1996-2012      Altynbayev Sisters LLP, Legal and Auditing Services, Managing Partner;
1993-1996      Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Associate, Head of Almaty Branch;
1989-1992      Kazak Polytechnic Institute, Faculty of Basics of Law; Professor-Assistant;
1984-1989      Chelyabinsk Region Public Prosecutor Office; Deputy Prosecutor of Magnitogorsk City;

LANGUAGES:        Russian– native, English– fluent; Kazak– basic